Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Thursday

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(NFL Draft)-1st Round-Tonight…Projected Top 10 Picks

Cleveland..1st pick, a lock to take Texas AM-DE-Myles Garrett

49ers..Willing to trade back-but want 3-for-1 deal..or DE-Solomon Thomas

Chicago..Would trade back..or take Jon Allen-DT-Alabama

Jacksonville..Might trade back..or take Leonard Fournette-RB-LSU

Tennessee..Rumored to trade with Cleveland-move from Browns could take QB-Mitch Trubisky..Titans get #13 plus 3rd rounder..

Jets..Would listen to trades..but would take S-Jama Adams-LSU

Chargers..Likely to take S-Malik Hooker-Ohio State

Carolina..Leaning towards RB-Dalvin Cook-Florida State

Bengals..will gamble and take Alabama LB-Reuben Foster-RB-Joe Mixon

Bills..choosing 10th..looking at Clemson WR-Mike Williams.


Browns…5-to top 65 picks…1-12-33-52-65-108
Miami 22-54-97

(Hot Players)

Pat Mahomes-QB-Texas Tech moving into middle lst round
Hassan Reddick-LB-Temple-moved into top 15 pick
John Ross-WR-Washington-healthy inside top 20
TJ Watt-LB-Wiscosin-gone from back first round to mid round
Forrest Lamp-OT-Eastern Kentucky…mid lst round-projects OG
Adoree Jackson-CB-USC..multi position-moves into 1st round
Davis Webb-QB-Cal moving into top of 2nd round
Christian McCaffrey-RB-Stanford..could be next Darren Sproles

(Troubled Players)

Joe Mixon-RB-Oklahoma-because of violent 2014 incident
Corey Davis-WR-Western Michigan coming off surgery
Malik Hooker-S-Ohio State-hip labrum surgery-sports hernia
Gareon Conley-CB-Ohio State-rape investigation


Chargers…Hoping to get shot at LSU-Jamal Adams-S-because of injuries to Malik Hooker…could decide on Ohio State-Marshaun Lattimore-CB over Hooker…Report Chargers offering to trade 2nd round pick and 4th round pick-to move into back end of 1st round to take WR-Mike Williams-Clemson if available…or take an OT…..Looking at 3rd round pick-QB-Josh Dobbs-Tennessee…

(Aztecs Players)

Donnell Pumphrey..RB-could go in 4th-5th round to Colts
Nico Siragusa..OT-could go in 3rd-4th round
Demontae Kazee..CB-could go 4th or 5th round
Dan Brunskill..LT-likely late round pick

(Roster Moves)

Raiders-Seahawks…Trade-Seattle deals RB-Marshawn Lynch and #6th round pick for #5th round pick…Lynch signs (2Y-7M) deal with additional 5M-incentives each season.

Green Bay..Signs FA-OT-Jahari Evans-ex Saints.
Packers..Open talks with FA-RB-Jamal Charles-ex Chiefs
Patriots..Visit with LB-Dan Skuta-Jaguars…OG-Brandon Fusco-Vikings
Cowboys..4Y-contract extension to TE-Jason Whitten
Vikings..Will not pick up 2018-option-QB-Ted Bridgewater-knee injury


New England..Lawyer for imprisoned Kyle Kennedy says Aaron Hernandez sent his friend a note talking about ‘suicide’….”hanging it up” 3-weeks ago during middle of double murder trial…Lawyer asks to see 1-of Hernandez notes found in cell-reportedly to be sent to Kennedy.


Louisiana-Lafayette…13-players under investigation for dormitory robberies

Michigan..Head coach Jim Harbaugh visits with Pope-gives him Michigan Wolverine helmet.



ESPN…Report 103 laid off including TV-Radio talent…..Reporters…Website correspondents

NFL-Ed Werder..Trent Dilfer..Danny Kannell..Paul Kuharsky..Jean Jacques Taylor

MLB-Jason Stark…Jim Bowden..Mark Saxon..Doug Padilla

NBA-Len Elmore..Calvin Watkins..Dana O’Neal

NHL-Pierre LeBrun..Scott Burnside..Joe McDonald

College..Brett McMurphy..Jeremy Crabtree..Pat Forde

Columnists..Johnette Howard..Melissa Issason..Ted Miller

Anchors..Jay Crawford..Jaymee Sire..Reese Waters

Specialists..Roger Cassack..Dottie Peppers



Padres-W-Arizona (8-5)..Slump ridden Ryan Schimpf hits towering 3R-HR in 9th inning..triggers 5R-rally vs Fernando Rodney…Yanger Solarte adds 2R-double…Eric Aybar-Hunter Renfroe hit HRs early in game..Padres survive 11-more strikeouts to get win…Trevor Cahill slogged thru 35-pitch inning but stayed in game…SD-now (9-14) on season….

San Diego-Diamondbacks..Thursday..Jered Weaver (0-1) 3.91-vs-Taijuan Walker (2-1)…Weaver given up 7HRs-in-23 innings

Padres..Tell Christian Bethancourt they want him to spend fulltime learning to be relief pitcher in El Paso

Padres..Pick up P-Kirby Yates in waiver deal with Angels..(5.38-ERA)
Padres..Option P-Kevin Quackenbush to El Paso for 4th time in 6-weeks

Dodgers-L-Giants (4-3)..Hunter Pence bases loaded sacrifice fly in 10th gives SF the win…LA wastes Alex Wood (6inn-0R-1H)…Dodgers now (10-12) on season…

LA-San Francisco..Thursday..Julio Urias-vs-Matt Moore…Urias (1.93-ERA) at Oklahoma City.

Angels-W-A’s (8-5)..Cam Maybin RBI-single..RBI-double in win…

Halos-Athletics..Thursday..Ricky Nolasco-vs-Kevin Graveman


Rockies-L-Nationals..Daniel Murphy 3R-HR..Ryan Zimmerman 2R-HR..Treu Turner 3H-solo HR in (11-run) outburst

Indians-W-Astros…Michael Brantley 2R-single..RBI-double..Jose Ramirez 2R-double..

Orioles-W-Tampa Bay..Seth Smith bases loaded walk 8n 9th..Birds (14-6)..

Miami-L-Phillies..Maikel Franco Grand Slam HR..Michael Saudners 2R-HR..Fred Galvis HR

Cubs-L-Pirates..Josh Harrison-Josh Bell solo HRs

Red Sox-L-Yankees..Aaron Judge 2R-HR..Luis Severino (7-inn-0R)

Mets-L-Braves..Ty Flowers 3R-double..RBI single

Tigers-L-Mariners..Nelson Cruz 3R-HR..Jean Segura RBI single-double.

Reds-L-Brewers..Ryan Braun 2R-double..Ossie Arcia 2R-HR..RBI double

Texas-W-Twins..Ryan Rua Grand Slam HR..Rangers score on wild pitch-passed ball .

White Sox-W-Royals..Avisail Garcia 2R-HR..Luis Garcia solo HR..

Cardinals-Blue Jays..Rained out


Mariners..Put P-Felix Hernandez on DL-shoulder fatigue
Giants..SS-Brandon Crawford-out with groin
Giants..DL-Denard Span-hip
White Sox..OF-Jose Abreu-hip strain
Brewers..OF-Eric Thames has tight hamstring
Pirates..DL-P-Antonio Bastardo-shoulder
Mariners..Activate SS-Jean Segura from DL
Brewers..Activate P-Matt Garza from DL
Orioles..Send OF-Joey Rikard out on rehab assignment.


Pirates..Callup 2B-Gift Ngope-1st player from Africa..hitting (.241) minors




Boston-W-Chicago..Av Bradley-Isiah Thomas combined for (48P) in Celtics win..Boston leads (3-2)

Atlanta-L-Washington..Wizards take (3-2) series lead..John Wall-Brad Beal combined for (47P)..


Toronto-Milwaukee..Raptors can clinch series with win
Spurs-Memphis..San Antonio up (3-2) goes for clincing victory


Oklahoma City..G-Russell Westbrook criticized for not taking part in post-game handshake with Houston Rockets at end of series.

Cleveland..City Council approves 140M-upgrades to Quicken Loans Arena

NBA..Confirms record 182-entrants for draft..including 45-international players and 137-underclassmen…Players have till June 12th to withdraw names.

North Carolina..G-Joel Berry pulls out of draft-returns to school

UNLV…Lands 7’-C-Brandon McCoy from Cathedral Catholic-turns down San Diego State-Oregon to sign with Rebels.

TCU..Lands 6-9-F-transfer-Ahmed Mohammed-VCU..had been considering SDSU

Oregon..picks up Ken Wooten-6’9-F-transfer..had also looked at SDSU




Ducks-L-Oilers (5-3)..D-Adam Larsson scores 2-goals…Leon Draisaitl 1-G-3A…Mark Lestestu scored 2-power play goals early…Edmonton rallies to win in Anaheim…Oilers scored 2-goals in 1:40…Ducks scored 2-goals in 1:20…but Edmonton scored two goals late in 3rd period to pull off upset…Edmonton leads (1-0) in series …

Blues-L-Predators..Preds get goals from PK Subban-Filip Forsborg in opening game win.


Washington-Pittsburgh..Matchup snipers Alexander Ovechkin-vs-Sidney Crosby…battle of goalie Marc Andre Fleury-vs- Brayden Holtby.

Rangers-Ottawa…2-defensive minded teams..Matchup Henrik Lundqvist-vs-Craig Anderson in goal.

Vancouver..Hires Travis Green as head coach…spent 4Y in AHL with Utica Comets (155-110-39)…says Canucks will build with youth-speed-scoring.

Florida Panthers..Interview Jim Montgomery-head coach NCAA champion Denver University.

Boston..Gives contract extension to retain coach Bruce Cassidy…

Dallas..F-Tyler Seuin-surgery-torn labrum



PGA…Zurich Open-New Orleans…1st round tees off today

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